UNESCO World Heritage List

The following properties have been approved by the World Heritage Committee to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. The list currently contains 981 different properties as of July, 2013.

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AFGHANISTAN
2002 Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
2003 Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
ALBANIA
1992 Butrint
2005 Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
ALGERIA
1980 Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad
1982 Tassili n'Ajjer
1982 M'zab Valley
1982 Djemila
1982 Tipasa
1982 Timgad
1992 Kasbah of Algiers
ANDORRA
2004 Madriu-Claror-Perafita Valley
ARGENTINA
1981 Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
1984 Iguazu National Park
1999 Peninsula Valdes
1999 Cueva de las Manos, Rio Pinturas
2000 Ischigualasto - Talampaya Natural Parks
2000 The Jesuit Block and the Jesuit Estancias of Cordoba
2003 Quebrada de Humahuaca
ARGENTINA AND BRAZIL
1984 Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis: San Ignacio Mini, Santa Ana, Nuestro Senora de Loreto and Santa Maria Mayor (Argentina), Ruins of Sao Miguel das Missoes (Brazil)
ARMENIA
1996,2000 Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
2000 The Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
2000 The Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
AUSTRALIA
1981 Great Barrier Reef
1981 Kakadu National Park
1981 Willandra Lakes Region
1982 Tasmanian Wilderness
1982 Lord Howe Island Group
1987 Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
1987 Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
1988 Wet Tropics of Queensland
1991 Shark Bay, Western Australia
1992 Fraser Island
1994 Riversleigh/Naracoorte Mammal Fossil Sites
1997 Heard and McDonald Islands
1997 Macquarie Island
2000 The Greater Blue Mountains Area
2003 Purnululu National Park
2004 Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
2007 Sydney Opera House
2010 Australian Convict Sites
2011 Ningaloo Coast
AUSTRIA
1996 Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
1996 Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn
1997 Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
1998 Semmering Railway
1999 City of Graz
2000 Wachau Cultural Landscape
2001 Historic Center of Vienna
2001 Cultural Landscape of Ferto-Neusiedlersee
2011 Prehistoric Pile Dwellings in the Alps
AZERBAIJAN
2000 The Walled City of Baku
2007 Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
BARBADOS
2011 Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
BAHRAIN
2005 Qal'at al-Bahrain Archaeological Site
2012 Pearling, Testimony of an Island Economy
BANGLADESH
1985 Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
1985 Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
1997 Sundarbans Mangrove Forest
BELARUS
2000 The Mir Castle Complex
2005 Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh
2005 Struve Geodetic Arc
BELARUS/POLAND
1992 Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest
BELGIUM
1998 Flemish Beguinages
1998 The Four Lifts on the Canal du Centre and their Environs
1998 La Grand-Place, Brussels
1999 Belfries of Belgium and France
2000 Historic Centre of Brugge
2000 Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta, Brussels
2000 Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes (Mons)
2000 Notre Dame Cathedral in Tournai
2005 Plantin-Moretus House/Workshops/Museum Complex
2009 Stoclet House
2012 Major Mining Sites of Wallonia
BELIZE
1996 Belize Barrier-Reef Reserve System
BENIN
1985 Royal Palaces of Abomey
BOLIVIA
1987 City of Potosi
1990 Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos
1991 Historic City of Sucre
1998 El Fuerte de Samaipata
2000 Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
2000 Imperial Capital of Tiwanaku
BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA
2005 Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
2007 Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic Bridge in Visegrad
BOTSWANA
2001 Tsodilo
BRAZIL
1980 Historic Town of Ouro Preto
1982 Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
1985 Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
1985 Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
1986 Iguaçu National Park
1987 City of Brasilia
1991 Serra da Capivara National Park
1997 Historic Centre of Sao Luis
1999 Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves
1999 Southeast Atlantic Forest Reserves
1999 Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
2000 Pantanal Conservation Complex
2000 Central Amazon Conservation Complex
2001 Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
2001 Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
2001 Historic Centre of the Town of Goias
2010 Sao Francisco Square in Sao Cristovao
2012 Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
BULGARIA
1979 Boyana Church
1979 Madara Rider
1979 Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
1979 Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
1983 Ancient City of Nessebar
1983 Srebarna Nature Reserve
1983 Pirin National Park
1983 Rila Monastery
1985 Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
BURKINA FASO
2009 The Ruins of Loropeni
CAMBODIA
1992 Angkor
2008 Preah Vihear Temple
CAMEROON
1987 Dja Faunal Reserve
2012 Sangha Trinational
CANADA
1978 L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Park
1978 Nahanni National Park
1979 Dinosaur Provincial Park
1981 Anthony Island
1981 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Complex
1983 Wood Buffalo National Park
1984 Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
1985 Historic Area of Quebec
1987 Gros Morne National Park
1995 Old Town Lunenburg
1999 Miguasha Park
2007 The Rideau Canal
2008 Joggins Fossil Cliffs
2012 Landscape of Grand Pre
2013 Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
CANADA AND THE UNITED OF STATES OF AMERICA
1979 Kluane/Wrangell St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek
1995 Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
CAPE VERDE
2009 Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
1988 Parc National du Manovo-Gounda St. Floris
2012 Sangha Trinational
CHAD
2012 Lakes of Ounianga
CHILE
1995 Rapa Nui National Park (Easter Island)
2000 Churches of Chiloe
2003 Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso
2005 Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
2006 Sewell Mining Town
CHINA (PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF)
1987 The Great Wall
1987 Mount Taishan
1987 Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
1987 Mogao Caves
1987 The Mausoleum of the First Qin Emporer
1987 Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
1990 Mount Huangshan
1992 Wulingyuan Scenic & Historic Interest Area
1992 Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic & Historic Interest Area
1992 Huanglong Scenic & Historic Interest Area
1994 The Mountain Resort in Chengde City
1994 Potala Palace, Lhasa
1994 Temple of Confucius, the Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu
1994 The ancient building complex in the Wudang Mountains
1996 Lushan National Park
1996 Mt. Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area
1997 Ancient City of Ping Yao
1997 Classical Gardens of Suzhou
1997 Old Town of Lijiang
1998 Summer Palace in Beijing
1998 Temple of Heaven, Beijing
1999 Mount Wuyi
1999 The Dazu Rock Carvings
2000 Mount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
2000 Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui - Xidi and Hongcun
2000 Longmen Grottoes
2000 Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties
2001 Yungang Grottoes
2003 Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas
2004 Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
2005 Historic Centre of Macao
2006 Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
2006 Yin Xu
2007 South China Karst
2007 Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
2008 Fujian Tolou
2008 Mount Sanqingshan National Park
2009 Mount Wutai
2010 Historic Monuments of Dengfeng
2010 China Danxia
2011 West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
2012 Site of Xanadu
2012 Chengjiang Fossil Site
2013 Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
2013 Xinjiang Tianshan
COLOMBIA
1984 Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
1994 Los Katios National Park
1995 Historic Center of Santa Cruz de Mompox
1995 Tierradentro National Archaeological Park
1995 San Augustin Archaeological Park
2006 Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
2011 Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
CONGO
2012 Sangha Trinational
COSTA RICA
1983 Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/La Amistad National Park
1997 Cocos Island National Park
1999 Area de Conservacion Guanacaste
COTE D'IVOIRE
1982 Tai National Park
1983 Comoe National Park
2012 Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
CROATIA
1979 Old City of Dubrovnik
1979 Historic Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
1979 Plitvice Lakes National Park
1997 Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Porec
1997 Historic City of Trogir
2000 Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
2008 Stari Grad Plain
CUBA
1982 Old Havana and its Fortifications
1988 Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
1997 San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
1999 Desembarco del Granma National Park
1999 The Vinales Valley
2000 First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba
2001 Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
2005 Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
2008 Historic Centre of Camaguey
CYPRUS
1980 Paphos
1985 The Painted Churches in the Troodos Region
1998 The Neolithic settlement of Choirokhoitia
CZECH REPUBLIC
1992 Historic Centre of Prague
1992 Historic Centre of Cesky Krumlov
1992 Historic Centre of Telc
1994 Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nipomuk at Zelena Hora in Zdar nad Sazavou
1995 Kutna Hora - the Historical Town Centre with the Church of Saint Barbara and the Cathedral of our Lady at Sedlec
1996 Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
1998 Holasovice Historical Village Reservation
1998 Gardens and Castle at Kromeriz
1999 Litomysl Castle
2000 Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc
2001 Tugendhat Villa in Brno
2003 The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Trebic
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of the CONGO (formerly ZAIRE)
1979 Virunga National Park
1980 Garamba National Park
1981 Kahuzi-Biega National Park
1984 Salonga National Park
1996 Okapi Faunal Reserve
DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC of KOREA
2004 Complex of Koguryo Tombs
2013 Historic Monuments and Sites in Kaesong
DENMARK
1994 Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones, and Church
1995 Roskilde Cathedral
2000 Kronborg Castle
2004 Ilulissat Icefjord
DOMINICA
1997 Morne Trois Pitons National Park
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
1990 Colonial City of Santo Domingo
ECUADOR
1978 Galapagos National Park, including the Galapagos Islands
1978 Old City of Quito
1983 Sangay National Park
1999 Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
EGYPT
1979 Abu Mena
1979 Ancient Thebes, including its Necropolis
1979 Islamic Cairo
1979 Memphis and its Necropolis-the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
1979 Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae
2002 St. Catherine Area
2005 Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley)
EL SALVADOR
1993 Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site
ESTONIA
1997 Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
ETHIOPIA
1978 Rock-hewn Churches of Lalibela
1978 Simien National Park
1979 Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
1980 Aksum
1980 Lower Valley of the Awash
1980 Lower Valley of the Omo
1980 Tiya
2006 Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
2011 Konso Cultural Landscape
FIJI
2013 Levuka Historical Port Town
FINLAND
1991 Old Rauma
1991 Fortress of Suomenlinna
1994 Petajavesi Old Church
1996 Verla Groundwood and Board Mill
1999 Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki
FRANCE
1979 Chartres Cathedral
1979 Mont-St. Michel and its Bay
1979 Palace and Park of Versailles
1979 Vézelay, Church and Hill
1979 Decorated Grottoes of the Vézère Valley
1981 Amiens Cathedral
1981 Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
1981 Palace and Park of Fontainebleau
1981 Roman and Romanesque Monuments of Arles
1981 Orange (Roman Theatre and the Triumphal Arch)
1982 The Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
1983 Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière, and Place d'Alliance, Nancy
1983 Church of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
1983 Cape Girolata, Cape Porto and Scandola Natural Reserve, Corsica
1985 Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
1988 Strasbourg, Grande Ile
1991 Paris, Banks of the Seine
1991 Cathedral of Notre-Dame, former Abbey of Saint-Remi and Tau Palace, of Reims
1992 Bourges Cathedral
1995 Historic Center of Avignon
1996 Le Canal du Midi
1997 Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
1997 Pyrenees - Mount Perdu
1998 Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
1998 Historic Site of Lyons
1999 Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
1999 Belfries of Belgium and France
2000 The Loire Valley including the Château and Estate of Chambord
2001 Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
2005 Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
2007 Bordeaux, Port de la Lune
2008 Fortifications of Vauban
2008 Lagoons of New Caledonia
2010 Episcopal City of Albi
2010 Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island
2011 Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
2011 The Causses and the Cevennes
2012 Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
GABON
2007 Landscape of Lope Okanda
GAMBIA
2003 James Island and Related Sites
2006 Stone Circles of Senegambia
GEORGIA
1994 The Historical Church Ensemble of Mtskheta
1994 Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery
1996 Upper Svaneti
GERMANY
1978 Aachen Cathedral
1981 Speyer Cathedral
1981 Würzburg Residence, including the Court Gardens and Residence Square
1983 Pilgrimage Church of Wies
1984 The Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust at Brühl
1985 St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Michael's Church, Hildesheim
1986 Roman Monuments, Cathedral and Liebfrauen-Church in Trier
1987 Frontiers of the Roman Empire
1987 Hanseatic City of Lübeck
1990 Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
1991 Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
1992 Mines of Rammelsberg and the historic town of Goslar
1993 Town of Bamberg
1993 Maulbronn Monastery Complex
1994 The Collegiate Church, Castle, and Old Town of Quedlinburg
1994 Völklingen Ironworks
1995 Messel Pit Fossil Site, a fossil-rich quarry near Darmstadt
1996 The Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau
1996 Cologne Cathedral
1996 Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
1998 Classical Weimar
1999 Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
1999 Wartburg Castle
2000 Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Worlitz
2000 Monastic Island of Reichenau
2001 Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
2002 Upper Middle Rhine Valley
2002 Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
2004* *** Deleted ***Dresden Elbe Valley
2004 Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
2004 Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski
2006 Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
2008 Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
2009 The Wadden Sea
2011 Ancient Beech Forests of Germany
2011 Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
2011 Fagus Factory in Alfeld
2012 Margravial Opera House Bayreuth
2013 Bergpark Wilhelmshohe
GHANA
1979 Forts and Castles in Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions
1980 Ashanti Traditional Buildings
GREECE
1986 Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
1987 Archaeological Site of Delphi
1987 The Acropolis, Athens
1988 Mount Athos
1988 Meteora
1988 Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
1988 Archaeological Site of Epidaurus
1988 Medieval City of Rhodes
1989 Archaeological Site of Olympia
1989 Mystras
1990 Delos
1990 Monasteries of Daphni, Hossios Luckas and Nea Moni of Chios
1992 Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos
1996 Archaeological Site of Vergina
1999 Archaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns
1999 Historical sites on the Island of Patmos
2007 Old Town of Corfu
GUATEMALA
1979 Antigua Guatemala
1979 Tikal National Park
1981 Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua
GUINEA AND COTE D'IVOIRE
1981 Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
HAITI
1982 National History Park, including La Ferriere Citadel, Sans-Souci Palace, and Site of Les Ramiers
HOLY SEE
1984 Vatican City
1980, 1990 Historic Centre of Rome, the properties of the Holy See in that city enjoyning extraterritorial rights, and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
HONDURAS
1980 Maya Site of Copan
1982 Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve
HUNGARY
1987 Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube with the district of Buda Castle
1987 Holloko
1996 Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
1999 Hortobagy National Park
2000 Pecs (Sopianae) Early Christian Cemetery
2002 Tokaji Wine Region Cultural Landscape
HUNGARY/SLOVAK REPUBLIC
1995 Caves of the Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
ICELAND
2004 Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park
2008 Surtsey
INDIA
1983 Ajanta Caves
1983 Ellora Caves
1983 Agra Fort
1983 Taj Mahal
1984 Sun Temple, Konarak
1985 Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
1985 Kaziranga National Park
1985 Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
1985 Keoladeo National Park
1986 Churches and Convents of Goa
1986 Group of Monuments at Khajuraho
1986 Group of Monuments at Hampi
1986 Fatehpur Sikri
1987 Group of Monuments at Pattadakal
1987 Elephanta Caves
1987 Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur
1987 Sundarbans National Park
1988 Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
1989 Buddhist Monastery at Sanchi
1993 Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
1993 Qutab Minar and associated monuments, Delhi
1999 Mountain Railways of India
2002 Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya
2003 Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
2004 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
2004 Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
2007 Red Fort
2010 Jantar Mantar
2012 Western Ghats
2013 Hill Forts of Rajasthan
INDONESIA
1991 Komodo National Park
1991 Ujung Kulon National Park
1991 Borobudur Temple compound
1991 Prambanan Temple compound
1996 Sangiran Early Man Site
1999 Lorentz National Park
2004 Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
2012 Cultural Landscape of Bali Province
IRAN
1979 Persepolis
1979 Tchogha Zanbil Ziggurat and Complex
1979 Meidan Emam, Esfahan
2003 Takht-e Soleyman
2004 Pasargadae
2004 Bam Cultural Landscape
2005 Soltaniyeh
2006 Bisotun
2008 Armenian Monastic Ensembles
2009 Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
2010 Sheikh Safi al-din Khanegah and Shrine Ensemble in Ardabil
2010 Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
2011 The Persian Garden
2012 Gonbad-e Qabus
2012 Masjed-e Jame of Isfahan
2013 Golestan Palace
IRAQ
1985 Hatra
2003 Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
2007 Samarra Archaeological City
IRELAND
1993 Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne
1996 Skellig Michael
ISRAEL
2001 Masada National Park
2001 Old City of Acre
2003 The White City of Tel-Aviv
2005 Biblical Tells Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
2005 Incense Route / Cities in the Negev
2008 Baha'i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee
2012 Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me'arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves
ITALY
1979 Rock Drawings in Valcamonica near Brescia
1980 Santa Maria delle Grazie with "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci
1982 Historic Centre of Florence
1987 Venice and its Lagoon
1987 Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
1980, 1990 Historic Centre of Rome, the properties of the Holy See in that city enjoyning extraterritorial rights, and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
1990 Historic Centre of San Gimignano
1993 I Sassi di Matera
1994 Vicenza, the City of Palladio and the Villas of the Veneto
1995 Historic Center of Siena
1995 Historic Center of Naples
1995 Ferrara
1995 Crespi d'Adda
1996 Castel del Monte
1996 Trulli of Alberobello
1996 Early Christian Monuments and Mosaics of Ravenna
1996 Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
1997 The 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
1997 Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
1997 Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
1997 Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
1997 Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum, and Torre Annunziata
1997 Villa Romana del Casale
1997 Su Nuraxi di Barumini
1997 Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
1997 The Costiera Amalfitana
1997 Archaeological Area of Agrigento
1998 Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park
1998 Historic Centre of Urbino
1998 Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica of Aquileia
1999 Villa Adriana
2000 Aeolian Islands
2000 Assisi
2000 City of Verona
2001 Villa d'Este, Tivoli
2002 Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto
2003 Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
2004 Etruscan Necropolises
2004 Val d'Orcia
2005 Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalic
2006 Genoa: Le Strade Nuove
2008 Mantua and Sabbioneta
2009 The Dolomites
2011 Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
2011 Longobards
2013 Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
2013 Mount Etna
JAPAN
1993 Shirakami-Sanchi beech forest
1993 Yakushima, an ancient cedar forest
1993 Himeji-jo (Himeji Castle)
1993 Buddhist monuments in the Horyu-ji area
1994 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
1995 Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
1996 Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
1996 Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
1998 Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
1999 Shrines and Temples of Nikko
2000 Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
2004 Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
2005 Shiretoko Peninsula
2007 Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
2011 Hiraizumi
2011 Ogasawara Islands
2013 Fujisan
JERUSALEM
1981 The Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls
JORDAN (HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF)
1985 Petra
1985 Quseir Amra
2004 Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
2011 Wadi Rum Protected Area
KAZAKSTAN
2003 The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
2004 Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
2008 Saryarka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
KENYA
1997 Lake Turkana National Parks
1997 Mount Kenya National Park / Natural Forest
2001 Lamu Old Town
2008 The Mijikenda Kaya Forests
2011 Fort Jesus, Mombasa
2011 Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
KIRIBATI
2010 Phoenix Islands
REPUBLIC OF KOREA
1995 Sokkuram Grotto including the Pulguksa Temple
1995 Temple of Haeinsa Changgyong P'ango
1995 Chongmyo Shrine
1997 The Ch'angdokkung Palace Complex
1997 Hwasong Fortress
2000 Koch'ang, Hwasun, and Kanghwa Dolmen Sites
2000 Kyongju Historic Areas
2007 Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes
2009 Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
2010 Hahoe and Yangdong
KYRGYZSTAN
2009 Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
LAOS
1995 Luang Prabang
2001 Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
LATVIA
1997 Historic Centre of Riga
LEBANON
1984 Anjar
1984 Baalbek
1984 Byblos
1984 Tyre
1998 Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA (SOCIALIST PEOPLE'S)
1982 Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna
1982 Archaeological Site of Sabratha
1982 Archaeological Site of Cyrene (Shahhat)
1985 Rock-art Sites of Tadrart Acacus
1988 Old Town of Ghadames
LITHUANIA
1994 The Old Town of Vilnius
2000 Curonian Spit
2004 Kernave Archaeological Site
LUXEMBOURG
1994 The City of Luxembourg: its old quarters and fortifications
MADAGASCAR
1990 Tsingy Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve
2001 Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
2007 Rainforests of the Atsinanana
MALAYSIA
2000 The Gunung Mulu National Park
2000 Kinabalu Park
2008 Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca
2012 Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley
MALAWI
1984 Lake Malawi National Park
2006 Chongoni Rock Art Area
MALI
1988 Old Towns of Djenné
1988 Timbuktu
1989 Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
2004 Tomb of Askia
MALTA
1980 City of Valletta
1980 Megalithic Temples
1980 Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
MARSHALL ISLANDS
2010 Bikini Atoll, Nuclear Test Site
MAURITANIA
1989 Banc d'Arguin National Park
1996 Ancient ksours of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
MAURITIUS
2006 Aapravasi Ghat
2008 Le Morne Cultural Landscape
MEXICO
1987 Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
1987 Pre-Hispanic City and National Park of Palenque
1987 Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacán
1987 Historic Centre of Oaxaca and the Archaeological Site of Monte Alban
1987 Historic Centre of Puebla
1987 Sian Ka'an
1988 Historic Town of Guanajuato and adjacent mines
1988 Pre-Hispanic City of Chichen-Itza
1991 Historic Centre of Morelia
1992 El Tajin, Pre-Hispanic City
1993 Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
1993 Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
1993 Historic center of Zacatecas
1994 Earliest 16th century Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatepetl
1996 Prehispanic Town of Uxmal
1996 Historic Monuments Zone of Queretaro
1997 Hospicio Cabanas, Guadalajara
1998 Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
1998 Archeological zone of Paquime, Casas Grandes
1999 Archaeological Monuments Zone of Xochicalco
1999 Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
2002 Ancient Maya City of Calakmul, Campeche
2003 Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda of Queretaro
2004 Luis Barragan House
2005 Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
2006 Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
2007 Central University City Campus UNAM
2008 Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
2008 Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesus de Nazareno de Atotonilco
2010 Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
2010 Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca
2013 El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
MONGOLIA
2003 Uvs Nuur Basin
2004 Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
2011 Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai
MONTENEGRO
1979 Natural and Culturo-Historic Region of Kotor
1980 Durmitor National Park
MOROCCO
1981 Medina of Fez
1985 Medina of Marrakesh
1987 Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
1996 Historic City of Meknes
1997 Archaeological Site of Volubilis
1997 Medina of Tetouan (formerly known as Titawin)
2001 Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
2004 Mazagan (El Jadida)
2012 Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City
MOZAMBIQUE
1991 Island of Mozambique
NAMIBIA
2007 Twyfelfontein or /Ui-//aes
2013 Namib Sand Sea
NEPAL
1979 Kathmandu Valley
1979 Sagarmatha National Park, including Mt. Everest
1984 Royal Chitwan National Park
1997 Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
NETHERLANDS
1995 Schokland and its surroundings
1996 Defence Line of Amsterdam
1997 Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
1997 Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City, and Harbour, Curaçao
1998 Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
1999 Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
2000 Rietveld Schroder House
2009 The Wadden Sea
2010 Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
NEW ZEALAND
1990 Te Wahipounamu - South West New Zealand
1990 Tongariro National Park
1998 New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
NICARAGUA
2000 Ruins of Leon Viejo
2011 Leon Cathedral
NIGER
1991 Air and Tenere Natural Reserves
1996 "W" National Park
2013 Historic Centre of Agadez
NIGERIA
1999 Sukur Cultural Landscape
2005 Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
NORWAY
1979 Bryggen, the Old Hansiatic Quarter of Bergen
1979 Urnes Stave Church
1980 Røros Mining Town and Circumference
1985 Rock Drawings of Alta
2004 Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago
2005 West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and Naerøyford
2005 Struve Geodetic Arc
OMAN
1987 Bahla Fort
1988 Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn
1994* *** Deleted *** Arabian Oryx Sanctuary
2000 The Frankincense Trail
2006 Aflaj Irrigation System of Oman
PAKISTAN
1980 Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
1980 Buddhist Ruins at Takht-i-Bahi and Neighboring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol
1980 Taxila
1981 Fort and Shalamar Gardens at Lahore
1981 Historic Monuments of Thatta
1997 Rohtas Fort
PALAU
2012 Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
PALESTINE
2012 Birthplace of Jesus: Church of the Nativity and the Pilgrimage Route, Bethlehem
PANAMA
1980 Fortifications on the Caribbean Side of Portobelo-San Lorenzo
1981 Darien National Park
1997 Historic District of Panama, with the Salon Bolivar
2005 Coiba National Park
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
2008 Kuk Early Agricultural Site
PARAGUAY
1993 Jesuit Missions of La Santisima Trinidad de Parana and Jesus de Tavarangue
PERU
1983 City of Cuzco
1983 Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
1985 Archaeological Site of Chavin
1985 Huascaran National Park
1987 Manu National Park
1988 Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
1990 Rio Abiseo National Park
1991 Historic Centre of Lima
1994 The Lines and Geoglypths of Nasca and Pamapas de Jumana
2000 Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
2009 Sacred City of Caral-Supe
PHILIPPINES
1993 Tubbataha Reef Marine Park
1993 Baroque Churches of the Philippines
1995 Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
1999 Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
1999 Historic Town of Vigan
POLAND
1978 Historic Centre of Cracow
1978 Wieliczka Salt Mine
1979 Auschwitz Birkenau
1979 Bialowieza National Park
1980 Historic Centre of Warsaw
1992 Old City of Zamosc
1997 Medieval Town of Torun
1997 Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork
1999 Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
2001 Churches of Peace in Jawor and Swidnica
2003 Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland
2004 Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski
2006 Centennial Hall in Wroclaw
2013 Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
PORTUGAL
1983 Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
1983 Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belem, Lisbon
1983 Monastery of Batalha
1983 Convent of Christ in Tomar
1988 Historic Centre of Evora
1989 Alcobaca Monastery with the tombs of Ines de Castro and King Dom Pedro
1995 Cultural Landscape of Sintra
1996 Historic Centre of Oporto
1998 Prehistoric Rock-Art Sites in the Coa Valley
1999 Laurisilva of Madeira
2001 Alto Douro Wine Region
2001 Historic Centre of Guimaraes
2004 Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
2012 Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
2013 University of Coimbra - Alta and Sofia
QATAR
2013 Al Zubarah Archaeological Site
ROMANIA
1991 Danube Delta
1993 Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
1993 Monastery of Horezu
1993 Painted Churches of Northern Moldavia
1999 Historic Centre of Sighisoara
1999 Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains
1999 Wooden Churches of Maramures
RUSSIAN FEDERATION
1990 Historic Centre of St. Petersburg and related groups of monuments
1990 Kizhi Pogost
1990 Kremlin and the Red Square in Moscow
1992 Historic Monuments of Novgorod and suroundings
1992 Cultural and historic ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands
1992 The White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
1993 Architectural ensemble of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
1994 The Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
1995 Virgin Komi Forests
1996 Volcanoes of Kamchatka
1996 Lake Baikal
1998 Golden Mountains of Altai
1999 The Western Caucasus
2000 The Ensemble of Ferapontov Monastery
2000 Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
2000 Curonian Spit
2001 Central Sikhote-Alin
2003 Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
2004 Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent
2004 Wrangel Island Reserve
2005 Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
2010 Putorana Plateau
2012 Lena Pillars Nature Park
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS
1999 Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park
SAINT LUCIA
2004 Pitons Management Area
SAN MARINO
2008 San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano
SAUDI ARABIA
2008 Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Salih)
2010 At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
SENEGAL
1978 Island of Goree
1981 Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary
1981 Niokolo-Koba National Park
2000 Island of Saint-Louis
2011 Saloum Delta
2012 Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes
SERBIA
1979 Stari Ras and Sopocani Monastery
1988 Studenica Monastery
2004 Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
2007 Gamzigrad-Romuliana, Palace of Galerius
SEYCHELLES
1982 Aldabra Atoll
1983 Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve
SLOVAKIA
1993 The Historic town of Banska Stiavnica
1993 Vlkolinec Reservation of Folk Architecture
1993 Spissky Hrad and the cultural monuments in its environs
2000 Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
2007 Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
2008 Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area
SLOVENIA
1988 Skocjan Caves
2011 Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
2012 Heritage of Mercury Mining: Almaden and Idrija
SOLOMON ISLANDS
1998 East Rennell
SOUTH AFRICA
1999 Isimangaliso Wetland Park
1999 Robben Island
1999 Fossil Hominid Sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai and Environs
2000 Ukhahlamba/Drakensberg Park
2003 Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
2004 Cape Floral Region
2005 Vredefort Dome
2007 Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
SPAIN
1984 Alhambra, Generalife, and Albayzin, Granada
1984 Mosque of Cordoba
1984 Burgos Cathedral
1984 Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid
1984, 2005 Works of Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona
1985 Altamira Cave
1985 Old Town of Segovia, including its aqueduct
1985 Churches of the Kingdom of the Asturias
1985 Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
1985 Old Town of Avila, including its Extra Muros churches
1986 Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
1986 Historic City of Toledo
1986 Garajonay National Park
1986 Old Town of Caceres
1987 Cathedral, the Alcazar and Archivo de Indias, Seville
1988 Old City of Salamanca
1991 Poblet Monastery
1993 Archaeological Ensemble of Merida
1993 Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe
1993 The Route of Santiago de Compostela
1994 Donana National Park
1996 Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
1996 "La Lonja de la Seda" of Valencia
1997 Pyrenees - Mount Perdu
1997 Las Medulas
1997 The Palau de la Musica Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
1997 San Millan Yuso and Suso Monasteries
1998 University and Historic Precinct of Alcala de Henares
1998 Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula
1999 Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
1999 San Cristobal de La Laguna
2000 The archaeological ensemble of Tarraco
2000 The Palmeral of Elche
2000 Roman Walls of Lugo
2000 Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boi
2000 Archaeological Site of Atapuerca
2001 Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
2003 Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Ubeda and Baeza
2006 Vizcaya Bridge
2007 Teide National Park
2009 Tower of Hercules
2011 Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana
2012 Heritage of Mercury Mining: Almaden and Idrija
SRI LANKA
1982 Sacred City of Anuradhapura
1982 Ancient City of Polonnaruva
1982 Ancient City of Sigiriya
1988 Sinharaja Forest Reserve
1988 Sacred City of Kandy
1988 Old Town of Galle and its fortifications
1991 Golden Temple of Dambulla
2010 Central Highlands of Sri Lanka
SUDAN
2003 Gebel Barkal and the Sites of the Napatan Region
2011 Archaeological Sites of the Island of Meroe
SURINAME
2000 Central Suriname Nature Reserve
2002 Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
SWEDEN
1991 Royal Domain of Drottningholm
1993 Birka and Hovgarden
1993 Engelsberg Ironworks
1994 The Rock Carvings in Tanum
1994 Skogskyrkogarden
1995 Hanseatic Town of Visby
1996 The Lapponian Area
1996 Church Town of Gammelstad
1998 Naval Port of Karlskrona
2000 The High Coast
2000 Agricultural Landscape of Southern Oland
2001 Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun
2004 Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg
2012 Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
SWITZERLAND
1983 Convent of St. Gall
1983 Benedictine Convent of St. John at Mustair
1983 Old City of Berne
2000 Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-town of Bellinzone
2001 Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn
2003 Monte San Giorgio
2007 Lavaux Region
2008 Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes
2008 Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
2009 La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
2011 Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
1979 Ancient City of Damascus
1980 Site of Palmyra
1980 Ancient City of Bosra
1986 Ancient City of Aleppo
2006 Crac des Chevaliers and Qal'at Salah El-Din
2011 Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
TAJIKISTAN
2010 Proto-Urban site of Sarazm
2013 Tajik National Park
TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF
1979 Ngorongoro Conservation Area, including the Ngorongoro and Empakaai Craters and Olduvai Gorge
1981 Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
1981 Serengeti National Park
1982 Selous Game Reserve
1987 Kilimanjaro National Park
2000 The Stone Town of Zanzibar
2006 Kondoa Rock Art Sites
THAILAND
1991 Thung Yai-Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuaries
1991 Historic Town of Sukhothai and associated historic towns
1991 Historic City of Ayutthaya and associated historic towns
1992 Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
2005 Dong Phayayen - Khao Yai Forest Complex
TOGO
2004 Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba
TUNISIA
1979 Roman Amphitheater of El Djem
1979 Archaeological Site of Carthage
1979 Medina of Tunis
1980 Ichkeul National Park
1985 Punic Town of Kerkuane, including its Necropolis
1988 Medina of Sousse
1988 Kairouan
1997 Dougga/Thugga
TURKEY
1985 Historic Areas of Istanbul
1985 Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia
1985 Great Mosque and Hospital of Divrigi
1986 Hattusha
1987 Nemrut Dag
1988 Xanthos-Letoon
1988 Hierapolis-Pamukkale
1994 The City of Safranbolu
1998 Archaeological Site of Troy
2011 Selimiye Mosque
2012 Neolithic Site of Catalhoyuk
TURKMENISTAN
1999 State Historical and Cultural Park "Ancient Merv"
2005 Kunya-Urgench
2007 Parthian Fortresses of Nisa
UGANDA
1994 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
1994 Rwenzori Mountains National Park
2001 Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
UKRAINE
1990 St Sophia Cathedral and related monastic buildings, and Lavra of Kiev-Pechersk
1998 L'viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Center
2007 Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians
2011 Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans
2013 Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
2013 Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
2011 Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)
UNITED KINGDOM
1986 The Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
1986 Durham Castle and Cathedral
1986 Ironbridge Gorge
1986 Studley Royal Park, including the Ruins of Fountains Abbey
1986 Stonehenge, Avebury and associated sites
1986 The Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd
1986 St. Kilda
1987 Blenheim Palace
1987 City of Bath
1987 Hadrian's Wall
1987 Palace of Westminster, Abbey of Westminster, and St. Margaret's Church
1988 Henderson Island
1988 The Tower of London
1988 Canterbury Cathedral, St. Augustine's Abbey, and St. Martin's Church
1995 Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
1995 Gough Island Wildlife Reserve
1997 Maritime Greenwich
1999 Heart of Neolithic Orkney
2000 The Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
2000 Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
2001 Derwent Valley Mills
2001 Dorset and East Devon Coast
2001 New Lanark
2001 Saltaire
2003 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
2004 Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City
2006 Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
2009 Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1978 Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
1978 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Idaho/Montana
1979 Everglades National Park, Florida
1979 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
1979 Independence Hall, Pennsylvania
1980 Redwood National Park, California
1981 Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
1981 Olympic National Park, Washington State
1982 Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Illinois
1983 Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina/Tennessee
1983 San Juan National Historic Site and La Fortaleza, Puerto Rico
1984 The Statue of Liberty, New York
1984 Yosemite National Park, California
1987 Monticello, and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
1987 Chaco Culture National Historic Park, New Mexico
1987 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, including Mauna Loa, Hawaii
1992 Pueblo de Taos
1995 Carlsbad Caverns National Park
2010 Papahanaumokuakea
URUGUAY
1995 Colonia del Sacramento
UZBEKISTAN
1990 Itchan Kala
1993 Historic Centre of Bukhara
2000 Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
2001 Samarkand
VANUATU
2008 Chief Roi Mata's Domain
VENEZUELA
1993 Coro and its port
1994 Canaima National Park
2000 Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
VIETNAM
1993 The Complex of Hué Monuments
1994 Ha-Long Bay
1999 Hoi An Ancient Town
1999 My Son Sanctuary
2003 Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
2010 Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi
2011 Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
YEMEN
1982 Old Walled City of Shibam
1988 Old City of Sana'a
1993 Historic Town of Zabid
2008 Socotra Archipelago
former YUGOSLAV REPULIC OF MACEDONIA
1979 Ohrid Region
ZAMBIA/ZIMBABWE
1989 Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya
ZIMBABWE
1984 Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas
1988 Great Zimbabwe National Monument
1988 Khami Ruins National Monument
2003 Matobo Hills

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WORLD HERITAGE LIST

The World Heritage List was established under terms of the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Culture and Natural Heritage adopted in November, 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.

The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States and considered to be of outstanding universal value.

One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage Sites to States Parties whose resources are insufficient. Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction. See List of World Heritage in danger.

The Committee named 12 sites in 1978, 44 in 1979, 26 in 1980, 28 in 1981, 24 in 1982, 28 in 1983, 22 in 1984, 31 in 1985, 18 in 1986, 42 in 1987, 36 in 1988, 7 in 1989, 17 in 1990, 23 in 1991, 21 in 1992, 32 in 1993, 29 in 1994, 29 in 1995, 37 in 1996, 46 in 1997, 30 in 1998, 48 in 1999, 61 in 2000, 31 in 2001, 9 in 2002, 24 in 2003, 34 in 2004, 24 in 2005, 18 in 2006, 22-1 in 2007, 27 in 2008, 13 in 2009, 21 in 2010, 25 in 2011, 26 in 2012, 19 in 2013. * *Small discrepancies in numbers may be due to different methods of numbering sites, and overlapping of sites into two countries.


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